Writing Journey returns for a second round to inspire young people across the county

Margate Bookie Writing Journey. Aged 18 - 25? Join us online for six inspiring and fun workshops led by local professionals and release your writing. Tuesdays, 12 - 2pm. 2 November - 7 December 2021. Online, via Zoom. For more information, email sam@margatebookie.com, or visit www.margatebookie.com/writing-journey-returns/

After a hugely successful first run Margate Bookie’s Writing Journey is back. The series of six writing workshops give young people not in education or training high quality tutoring from highly respected local writers. Running from Tuesday 2 November to Tuesday 9 December, 12-2pm via Zoom, the programme is curated by Sam Gayton, the children’s author who’s been looking after the young people’s programme at Margate Bookie for a number of years.

Walking and words with East Kent Mencap

Margate Bookie extends its reach year round. Long time collaborators Thread and Word have been working with East Kent Mencap to create a series of ‘walking cards’. These are now available to preview as a small installation in the windows at Gold Project Space, 215 Northdown Rd Margate. The window installation is part of the national celebration […]

Writing Journey – Eye for Story

Lucy Edematie is a freelance writer and former editor of the Margate Mercury., Lucy is focuses on causes that seek to be inclusive, to unite, and to benefit society’s most vulnerable and marginalised. As part of Writing Journey, Lucy will be leading A Journalist’s Eye for a Story on May 18th, 12PM – 2PM You’ll […]

Writing Journey – Get Slamming

Connor Sansby is a poet, events producer, social artist and publisher, who founded Whiskey & Beards Publishing in 2014. Dedicated to supporting local writing talent, Connor is a big part of events and groups such as the Kentish Poetry Championship, the Bookie Slam, Tongue Punch and Thanet Poetry. As part of Writing Journey, Connor will […]

Writing Journey – Pitch Perfect

Chris MacDonald is an actor and writer based in Margate, having worked for the BBC, the RSC and Amazon Studios. He published his debut novel, Happy Ever After, in 2020 and the second, Family Friend has just been released! He is currently working on his third. As part of Writing Journey, Chris will be leading […]

Writing Journey – Podcasting for Beginners

Dale Shaw is a television and radio writer, journalist, screenwriter, performer and musician based in Westbrook. You’ll have heard Dale’s jokes on The Now Show, The News Quiz, Russel Howard’s Good News and That Mitchell and Webb Sound. As part of Writing Journey, Dale will be leading Podcasting for Beginners on May 4th, 12PM-2PM! You’ll […]

Writing Journey – Killer First Lines

Sam Gayton is a children’s writer and a playwright based in Margate. He teaches creative writing on the University of Kent access course, leads workshops for young people and family and has been a part of the Margate Bookie since our early days. Donna Coyte is the Access and Adult Learning Manager at the University […]

The Blue Bench – historical novel in Margate

Paul Marriner is the author of The Blue Bench, a work of historical and literary fiction set in 1920. The Blue Bench is a multi-layered novel focusing on the lives of two men and two women in the summer of 1920, as the country seeks to recover from The Great War. What was your inspiration […]

Being a literary explorer with Ann Morgan

In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics…and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn’t easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where […]

Learn to produce online events with Margate Bookie

Margate Bookie invites young people from across Thanet to join them as young producers for a series of online literature events to launch early in 2021. Working with leaders in their fields, young people aged 18-30 will have the opportunity to create, develop, and produce events by young people, for young people and contribute overall […]